The Merle

On 1/1/11, two exuberant clouds of energy met in mid-air.  Both the fireworks and the blackbirds fizzled to the ground.  This book memorializes a bygone merle (collective noun for blackbirds), and reminds us that our actions have consequences.

The Merle consists of my drawing of a flock of red-winged blackbirds, which folds out into a 3-part screen that opens to 12″ x 27″.  Accompanying the drawing is a reproduction of an AP news story describing the event.  The marbled endpapers depict the story: fire or synaptic explosions on the left, smoky night sky on the right.

$1100. Pending edition of 40